[Python-ideas] TypeHinting: From variable name to type. Yes: no change to language, just convetion
guettliml at thomas-guettler.de
Mon Oct 22 04:53:27 EDT 2018
Am 21.10.18 um 16:44 schrieb David Mertz:
> On Fri, Oct 19, 2018 at 3:18 AM Thomas Güttler <guettliml at thomas-guettler.de <mailto:guettliml at thomas-guettler.de>> wrote:
> Now my idea: Per module and/or per file type hinting from variable name.
> Maybe a magic docstring in the __init__.py file:
> request: django.http.HttpRequest,
> In general, I like this idea; but really only on a per-file basis. A short header at the top would be easy enough for
> an IDE or linter to scan. But imposing the conventions project-wide feels too broad.
> There might, of course, be cases where the same name is used for different purposes in the same file. But the tool can
> alert the developer of that... and in that one file, she could either remove the header of refactor the names used, as
> made sense for that particular code.
> This is certainly not something that requires language support. It can easily be purely a convention, as long as
> different IDEs, linters, type checkers, etc. agree on what the convention is. Maybe at some point in the future, if the
> convention becomes adopted, there might be some help in having a standard library module, or even minimal language
> recognition, of the convention. But let's work on adopting a convention first.
Yes, this sounds good. There is no need to change the python language, it is should be a convetion.
Thomas Guettler http://www.thomas-guettler.de/
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